Rock to Clock
£7,102.45 raised of £10,000.00 target
£7,102.45 raised so far
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On 2 February, Captain Ed Plunkett and I embarked on a mad mission to cycle unsupported from the Rock of Gibraltar to Big Ben, London.
The journey took us approximately 1700 miles from the Rock through Spain, over the snow laden Pyrenees, through France to St Malo. Then from Plymouth to Big Ben. We were on steel framed touring bikes, carrying all our equipment, including tent and camping gear.
Seasoned tourers have told us we were mad but, unlike my lazy future-brother-in-law, a twice decorated Captain in the Queen's Royal Lancers, I trained very hard for this endurance marathon with at least one bicycle ride a week the three miles to my office on my Brompton fold-up.
We arrived at Westminster on 8 March having climbed over 16,000 feet, mended three punctures, failed to mend two knees, and suffered a number of ailments not worth mentioning. It was so cold on the route to Valladolid that our water bottles froze and the headwind was so strong that our route lasted 3 hours more than planned so we were 11 hours in the saddle. The Pyrenees crossing was pretty tough and we were glad to make it to France where the wind changed in our favour and it was pretty flat - so much so that we were able to average about 100 miles a day. The UK, in particular the South West, was also challenging with hills not so long as in Spain, but incredibly steep and with much heavier and far less tolerant traffic.
I am hoping you will be generous enough to help me raise £10,000 for the Huntingdon's Disease Association, that does fantastic work to support those with Huntingdon's, a hereditory disease affecting the central nervous system, which has sadly affected the family of a close friend of mine.
Any donation you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Please make the muscle ache, saddle sores and chilblanes worth it!!
Charity Registration No. 296453
HDA exists to support anyone who is affected by Huntington's disease. It pursues the best possible care; provides training & advice to families and professionals; raises awareness; and promotes research towards better treatment and ultimately a cure.
Well done Rob and Ed. Superb effort
Donation by jamie mann on 30/04/12
Donation by Michael Gregory on 26/04/12
What a lifetime accomplishment - Congratulations on acheiving your goal and arriving safely back to England - even ahead of schedule!.
Donation by Nancy MacDonald Exel on 19/04/12
Decent effort mate - should have kept the beard though
Donation by Dave Lamb on 14/03/12
Rob Well done for getting back in one piece - sounded quite an ordeal.
Donation by Guy Cato on 14/03/12
Congratulations on getting back in one piece and completing the challenge!
Donation by Iva Anguelov on 13/03/12
Well done Rob! Great effort for a good cause!
Donation by Mai-Anh Moriggia on 13/03/12
Well done to both of you!
Donation by Fabrice Turcq on 12/03/12
A spectacular achievement, well done and the new beard looks great.
Donation by Dan Bartlett on 11/03/12
Well done, Rob
Donation by Harry Nourse on 09/03/12
Nearly there! I'm so impressed - well done!! Victoria x
Donation by Victoria Baring on 08/03/12
hey guys, here's some more for finishing, what an outstanding effort, enjoy the clock and your own beds x
Donation by James Simmonds on 08/03/12
Donation by Howard CA on 07/03/12
Well done chaps. Hearty grub for you Robbo on Saturday night... See you then x
Donation by dickon reid on 07/03/12
Congratulations Rob. Very impressed.
Donation by Tom Winchester on 07/03/12
Well done, starting in the Spanish Rock and arriving alive! see you soon xx JC
Donation by Juan Carlos Machuca on 07/03/12
See you when you're back!
Donation by Alexander Walsh on 07/03/12
Donation by James Mackie on 06/03/12
amazing brad. loving the photo's. hope all is going well. all love kathinka, willa, lucas and nick. x
Donation by Nick Foster on 04/03/12
Hope all is going OK and well done. Back here soon?
Donation by Andrew Lobb on 02/03/12
Well done on supporting such a wonderful cause. hope you make it back in one piece.
Donation by Stephen Kimmett on 01/03/12
Rob; I fully support this worthy cause. It appears you're having lots of fun too on the way. Keep it up and I hope it all goes well. Shahrokh
Donation by Shahrokh Zangeneh on 29/02/12
Rob You have taken on a big challenge for a great cause. Well done and best of luck for a safe and enjoyable ride.
Donation by Lawrence Gibbons on 28/02/12
Great challenge and cause. Hope it's all going well.
Donation by Stuart Hanbury on 28/02/12
Good luck Bob. Hope the saddle sores aren't too bad.
Donation by james bigham on 22/02/12
- * Online donations£7,102.45
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£7,102.45
- Gift Aid£1,610.86
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